Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daring Cooks Edible Containers

Blog-checking lines: Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at!

Well, I did have a lot of fun with this challenge, but I will say that I wasn't feeling very creative. I went with what I think is the most classic and delicious savory edible container, the parmesan cheese bowl. It's delicious and easy to make, plus it makes salad so much fun.

To Make the Bowl:
1/4-1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
1 small bowl
a little piece of partchment paper
non-stick spray
a spatula or flipper

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray the partchment paper with non stick and arrange cheese in a circle, larger than your bowl. Put in the oven, and let cheese melt and carmelize slightly, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the bowl upside down and spray with non-stick. Remove cheese from the oven and use spatula to remove from partchment and put on the outside of the bowl, use spatula or hands to shape the cheese around the bowl. Let cool before using.

This is my favorite, easy and light salad dressing, it makes enough for 2 generous appetizer salads.

Lemon Parmesan Dressing:
2 tbsp of fat free greek yogurt
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp of parmesan cheese
salt, pepper

Whisk the yogurt, lemon juice and mustard until well combined. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Happy Eating.



  1. While simple, I'd say this is a perfect bowl for a salad! Just have to try not to eat the whole bowl before all the salad is gone :)

  2. I love the cheese bowl, especially paired with a salad - it looks so delicious! Wonderful job on the challenge.

  3. The parmesan cheese bowl with salad is perfect well done sometimes simple is best superb work on this challenge.

    Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

  4. Great job. I have never made a parmesan bowl. Must try it. You make it look so easy.

  5. Perfect and beautiful Parmesan cups! This would be perfect on a warm spring day or during the summer! They would be a perfect way to serve a Caesar salad too.

  6. Looks great, I think I'm going to try this for a dinner party, individual salad for each person.

  7. I did the Parmesan cup, too! Yours look better than mine though. I like the idea of a salad in it as well.

  8. Great execution! I love this daring cooks challenge!

  9. Parmesan bowls are winners, for any filling! Great job on the challenge and thanks for participating!


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